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Liu, Sida
Legal Profession;Sociology of Law;Political Sociology
The Deputy Director
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

 Liu Sida is a sociologist specializing in law and society, sociology of professions, and contemporary Chinese society, with broad interests in social theory and qualitative/historical methods. He has a law degree from Peking University (2002) and a Ph.D. degree in sociology from the University of Chicago (2009). Now the deputy director Liu Sida is the Research Fellow at Shanghai Jiao Tong University KoGuan Law School, he is also Assistant Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His current research interests focus on the historical change, social structure, and political mobilization of the legal profession. In the past several years, Liu has conducted extensive research on the Chinese legal profession as an empirical case for understanding how social structures such as professions, market, and the state are produced by two general social processes, boundary-work and exchange. Meanwhile, he is also working on a collaborative project with Terence C. Halliday on the everyday work and political mobilization of Chinese lawyers in the criminal justice system. More recently, he started a project on lawyers and migration, examining how lawyers' inter-provincial migration has changed the social structure and stratification of the Chinese legal profession. 

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